Summary Writer: Michael Seco
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Rewa Keegan
Michael Seco talks to Dr Rewa Keegan about the common and important task of planning an operating list.
Rewa Keegan is a general surgeon, currently working as the surgical superintendent at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. She completed her intern and resident years at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and commenced general surgical training in 2010, successfully gaining her fellowship in 2014. Rewa loves clinical teaching from a medical student to registrar level, particularly in the areas of surgical simulation and working with aspiring surgeons on developing their career plans. Rewa is very interested in surgical education, and has undertaken a number of research projects looking at how registrars perceive their experience in surgical training. Rewa plans to undertake further training in oncoplastic breast surgery and she and her husband ultimately plan to settle in a regional coastal centre after completing fellowships overseas.
With Dr Rewa Keegan, General Surgeon & Surgical Superintendent at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
Planning an operating list is a common and important task for junior doctors and surgical trainees. This podcast talks about the approach to planning an operating list and how to manage some of the common problems that occur.
Case – You are working on the general surgery team in a tertiary hospital, managing patients with a variety of different surgical conditions, and your team is on call for trauma surgery as well.
Patients who should go first/earlier
Patients who should go later
Details that should be documents at the PAC:
If you enjoyed listening to this week’s podcast feel free to let us know what you think by posting your comments or suggestions in the comments box below.
If you want to listen to this episode while not connected to WiFi or the internet, you can download it. To find out more go to Apple support (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201859)